Piano Character Piece

Piano Character Piece - FrdricChopin 8 8 8 1810 1849 Polish...

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Frédéric Chopin 1810 – 1849 8 Polish composer, lived in Paris after 1831 8 Virtuoso piano composer and performer 8 Nationalistic identities in some compositions
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Chopin’s Piano Character Pieces Embody nationalist identity or Romantic ideal 8 Based on Polish dance - Mazurka, Polonaise - Depict a scene or story - Nocturne, Ballade
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Polonaise Originate in sung Polish folk dances 8 Popular in the courts of many countries 8 Used in piano compositions as a character piece 8 Nationalistic identity
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Polonaise  Op. 53 “Heroic” Polish dance rhythm in triple meter (emphasis on the first beat) 8 “Heroic” melody with dotted rhythm 8 Wide range 8 Chromaticism (more colorful melodies and harmonies)
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Arthur Rubinstein 1887-1982 8 Polish-American 8 1900, Piano debut in Berlin 8 Concertized in many countries 8 Especially famous for playing piano music of Chopin and Brahms
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Polonaise  Op. 53 “Heroic” Introduction 8 Running passage with repetition of four-note scales 8 Chromatic scale 8 Dynamic frequently changes (soft to loud)
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